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From Missouri Conservationist: Apr 1996

Ruffed Grouse

Poised on his drumming log, a male ruffed grouse resembles a maestro conducting a Missouri springtime symphony. Surrounded by a morning chorus of migrant bird songs, he beats out a resonant, muffled drum beat with his wings to attract hens for mating. -- Jim Rathert

This Issue's Staff

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Director - Dickson Stauffer
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Composition - Kevin Binkley
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Paul Childress
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
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